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Old 05-04-2014, 11:21 PM   #1
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A New 233S Coming Soon!

After much searching to replace our 98' Coleman Bayside pop-up, we found and purchased a new 2014 Roo 233S. We are really excited for the new unit, especially since we sold our Coleman and watched it "drive away" today. We're hoping to take delivery of our new unit in the next week or so.

Love all the great info I'm finding on the forum's...but you also find some of the "problems" people are having with their units...and it makes you second guess a bit if we bought the right one? I'm pretty sure every unit has its problems...and I'm trying to take note of the problems people are having so I can watch when we get ours.

Either way, still excited to get the new unit....and just as excited to find lots more useful info from this site!

Thanks to all!
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:34 PM   #2
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When the delivery day comes take your time doing the pdi. On the forum here there is a checklist under library and then Miscellaneous Documents. Take the time to print this out (or one like it) and make sure your dealer goes through it to your satisfaction. The dealer will need to make sure you are happy before you leave. After you take delivery please let us know how it works out. If you can include some pictures. Oh Welcome to the forum and nice to see more Minnesotans here on the site.
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Congrats on your 2014 Rockwood Roo 233S. As spierce617 said go thru your PDI slowely and check everything, I mean everything. Even the small stuff, like taking a DVD along and checking out the AV system. Bring something like a nightlight to check every outlet. Don't sign anything until your are satisfied.
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:29 AM   #4
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The wisdom on this forum is invaluable. Regarding problems, you have to put it in perspective. Most people only report when they're having issues, for every negative report there's many more that have no issues at all. RV's no matter what brand are made by humans, surprisingly imperfect humans and with the many issues plaguing our society no doubt could be impaired on any particular day. It's a toss of the dice. Like everyone says, do your due diligence and rely on nobody else but yourself when checking out your unit. We will be going through the process in July.
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Congrats on the new unit. You will love it.
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Bring something like a nightlight to check every outlet.
AC polarity checkers take it a step further. They're cheap at big-box building supply stores, and easy to use. Just plug it in and read the legend printed on the plug.

With that in mind, and considering that I've read of reversed polarity on 12V wiring, how does one check DC polarity?
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how does one check DC polarity?
If you've got an analog voltmeter and it pegs downscale, switch the leads, then it will read upscale. The wire you read with the lead that's marked + on the voltmeter will be the positive wire.

If it's a digital voltmeter, it will probably say "- 12volts". Again, switch the leads so it says "+ 12 volts" and the wire you've got the + lead on will be the positive wire.
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If you've got an analog voltmeter and it pegs downscale, switch the leads, then it will read upscale. The wire you read with the lead that's marked + on the voltmeter will be the positive wire.

If it's a digital voltmeter, it will probably say "- 12volts". Again, switch the leads so it says "+ 12 volts" and the wire you've got the + lead on will be the positive wire.
But how is it supposed to be wired? The tip of the plug should be hot and the other line is ground? Does That would apply both the cigarette lighter type (if they exist) and the RCA jack type.
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Typically, the center is hot and the outside is ground. Alternatively, the "most protected" or "smallest" connection is usually hot, so the chances of it shorting to ground if you lay it down, or something inadvertently touches it, are less.
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